Bringing Back Eudora

Lora Bentley

For the first time since Qualcomm gave up on commercial development of the Eudora e-mail application nearly a year ago, Mozilla has launched the beta of a new version -- an open source version. reports that Eudora 8, codenamed Penelope, is built from elements of Mozilla's Thunderbird.


The goal, according to developers on the project, is "to build a single development community around Thunderbird and Eudora, so that both mailers advance faster than before." Moreover, the story says, the developers are committed to preserving the Eudora user experience while maintaining Thunderbird compatibility.

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